Albert J. Hernandez The Untamed Chef
Albert J. Hernandez The Untamed Chef

Albert J. Hernandez The Untamed Chef

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Introduction: I have been getting told by lots of potential clients that are trying to hire me that the system says I am not a good fit. I am currently working on this issue with Thumbtack... I assure you I am the best fit. & ITS NOT EVEN CLOSE.... THERE'S ALBERT J THE UNTAMED CHEF & THAN EVERYONE ELSE... Albert J The Untamed Chef @ your service ( I am the CHEF OWNER ) 50x Award Winning ALBERT J HERNANDEZ The UNTAMED CHEF ST JOSEPHS ON-SITE COOKING ( Catering ) PIZZARIA AVE MARIA Mobile Wood Fired Pies PORCUS DE SANCTUS ANTONIUS Whole Hogs ROSAS DE MI MADRE GUADALUPE Award Winning Haute Latin Dining Experience GRID IRON OF ST LAWRENCE Award Winning BBQ Utilizing local and seasonal ingredients and incorporating them with a vast amount of experience and sophisticated techniques from my travels and my experience working in Michelin Guide Restaurants. From the moment this dinner starts we will be transported through an immense explosion of flavors that can only be called Untamed.... ~Chef Albert J ~ ❤❤❤ MY GUESTS have said my FOOD & EXPERIENCE especially (MY FLAVORS) are better than these Amazing Establishments & I can definietly back that up as I have eaten at lots of great Restaurants including Most on this list. ALL GLORY TO GOD Every Restaurant on this list was mentioned by name at the end of one of my dinners. MY ANSWER IS SIMPLE NO WEIRD FOOD...SOME INGREDIENTS WERE NEVER MEANT TO BE EATEN Acquerello | SF CA⭐️⭐️ Alinea | Chicago IL ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Atelier Crenn | SF CA ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Arzak | Spain⭐️⭐️⭐️ Addison | San Diego CA⭐️⭐️⭐️ Benu | SF CA⭐️⭐️⭐️ Blue Hill at Stone Barns | NY ⭐️⭐️ Bouchon | Yountville CA⭐️ Canlis | Seattle WA (JBF Winner PNW) Californios | SF CA⭐️⭐️ Central | Lima ( San Pelegrino #1) Coi | SF CA⭐️⭐️⭐️ Commis | Oakland CA⭐️⭐️ Daniel | NYC⭐️⭐️ Eleven Madison Park | NYC⭐️⭐️⭐️ Esmè | Chicago IL⭐️⭐️ Ever | Chicago IL⭐️⭐️ Gramercy Tavern | NY ⭐️ L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon | LV⭐️⭐️⭐️ Lazy Bear | SF CA⭐️⭐️ La Pergola | Rome Italy⭐️⭐️⭐️ Le Bernardin | NY ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Localis | Sacramento CA⭐️ Manresa | Los Gatos CA⭐️⭐️⭐️ Meadowood | Saint Helena CA⭐️⭐️⭐️ Mèlisse | Santa Monica CA⭐️⭐️ Mugaritz | Spain⭐️⭐️ Osteria Francescana | Italy⭐️⭐️⭐️ Providence | Beverly Hills CA⭐️⭐️ Pujol | MX City (San Pelegrino #13) Quince | SF CA⭐️⭐️⭐️ Saison | SF CA⭐️⭐️ Single Thread | Healdburg CA⭐️⭐️⭐️ State Bird Provisions | SF CA⭐️ The French Laundry | YV CA⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Kitchen | Sacramento CA⭐️ To Be Continued....😂 ❤MY UNTAMED DINING EXPERINCE❤ 😃 I specialize in Nouvelle Latin Fusion Comfort Cuisine.... 😍 BY GOD'S GRACE I AM THE 2015 & 2016 Thumbtack Best Chef in CALIFORNIA & 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 & 2024 THUMBTACK TOP PRO BEST CHEF IN CA I have proudly earned 50 +🏆COOKING Awards in my 15 Year career while also competing at the highest level. I have had the honor to apprentice & train in some of the best Michelin Restaurants in the Country & my 💯 ➕️ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ reviews are worth an honest read. This is going to be the Culinary Experience of your life. My passion & motivation is to challenge all Michelin, James Beard, San Pellegrino, Grand Relais & Chateaux Restaurants with every dinner that I do. It seems like once you get into that club you can serve anything you want and it will be praised even if its no good... People are in awe of sitting in one of those establishment when in reality you are nothing more than a number or a charge. Forced to eat Disgusting weird food 😂 With the Untamed Chef YOU are the most important people in the world to me for this special dinner. I want to craft you a menu and create an experience that YOU & YOURS will cherish forever or at least until I come back and do it again. ~Chef Albert J~ ❤ My award winning concept❤ challenges what traditional fine dining is and what it could be with a fun but very comforting approach that is guaranteed to have you and your guests immersed in a non stop unforgettable Culinary Experience that all of my clients have said is far more greater than any Fine Dining Experience this truly is the epitome of Dinner Theater that will captivate you & your guests to be inspired beyond great tasting food with ballads of the 80s Greatest hits playing in the background. My food is passionately curated by supporting Small Farms and growers who work tirelessly to help me create you the perfect Untamed Experience. I only use USDA Prime House Dry Aged cuts of Beef, Air Chilled never frozen Poultry, Fowl & Seafood, Organic Vegetables. Fresh Hand Made Pastas, House Cultured Butter, Breads & Cheeses as well as Masterful Sauces, Fun Confections, Candies, Fresh House Churned Ice Creams & Sorbets. Only the best quality all the time 100% from scratch & always cooked on site. I BRING ALL THE FOOD, NAPKINS, DISHES, SILVERWARE AND PLACE SETTINGS FOR THIS DINNER... ❤ MY EXPERIENCE INSPIRATION & TRAINING😎 Dominique Crenn ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Atelier Crenn San Francisco CA Homoro Cantu ⭐️ Moto Chicago IL David Kinch ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Manresa Los Gatos CA Laurent Gras ⭐⭐⭐️ Saison San Francisco CA Val M. Cantu ⭐️⭐️ Californios San Francisco CA Josiah Citron / Ken Takayama ⭐⭐ Mèlisse Santa Monica CA Thomas Keller ⭐️La Calenda ⭐️Bouchon Yountville CA Scot Cosentino / Andrew Scudera 4× 🌎🏆Good Fellas Pizza School Of New York (2021) ~Staten Island NY 🌟Certified Master Pizzaiolo 🌟 🌟2 × Champion Pitmaster 🌟 Under Pit Master Joseph R. Vasquez ~Odessa & Pecos TX Chocolatier / Confectioner 🍦🍬🍫 Reimers Candies & Old World European Chocolates ~ Three Rivers CA I do book very fast 🔥 & WORK ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED SYSTEM... so please don't hesitate to contact me as soon as possible to guarantee & secure your date... DATES ARE ONLY SECURE ONCE A 50% NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT HAS BEEN RECEIVED until then my calender is (FULLY) open. ~Chef Albert J ~
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Current Top Pro

Hired 234 times

Serves Stockton, CA

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10 employees

9 years in business

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This pro delivers exceptional culinary creations with unique flavors and beautiful presentations. Customers praise their professionalism, flexibility, and affordability. Interactive demonstrations add an extra layer of enjoyment. Dietary restrictions are accommodated easily.

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Jordynn L.
5 days ago
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Hired on Thumbtack

Chef Albert put together an amazing 5 course meal for my boss and his family. He raved about the delicious food, presentation, and personality of the chef. Each course was a work of art and tasted incredible. We will definitely be using Chef Albert for more events in the future!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Dessert • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • Barbecue • French • Asian • Mexican / Latin American • Southern • Italian • American - formal • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Caroline W.
Sep 2, 2023
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When Albert first told me that this would be the best meal of my life I thought I’m sure it will be good, but boy was I wrong and he was so right. This was, by far, the best meal each of us have ever had in our lives. Albert and his family, put so much care and love into every dish they served to us. Each ingredient seems meticulously considered and is artfully and beautifully presented. I would recommend Albert for any of your catering or dinner needs, he is exceptionally professional, talented, passionate, kind, and experienced. Also, he did an expert job preparing this meal from our Airbnb we stayed at in Napa. It was the perfect meal that we could all enjoy in a relaxed environment. We would all hire Albert again in a heartbeat. Please don’t miss out on opportunity to have this talented man cook for you! You will not regret it.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 3 - 5 guests • Dinner • I'm flexible • American - casual • French • Italian • Southern • Vegetarian or vegan • I'm flexible • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Javier M.
Sep 1, 2023
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Happy to have found chef Albert to help us celebrate a very special occasion. From the very beginning Chef Albert reached out and ensured all of our needs would be met, and he kept in touch until the day of the event. The day of, he came very well equipped and prepared, and dinner started promptly. The food was very elevated! I’ve been to many fine dining establishments around the globe, and chef Albert’s cuisine is definitely something to rave about. Last but not least, chef made sure everyone was included in the experience including my 4 year old and 10 month baby. We all had a blast and couldn’t be more grateful to the chef. Some of our photos from our experience attached. THANK YOU CHEF!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 2 guests • Dinner • Dessert • Premium (high end ingredients) • American - casual • Italian • Mexican / Latin American • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • Barbecue • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Marissa N.
Feb 4, 2024
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Chef Albert is a wonderful teacher who curated a beautiful and delicious experience for my partner’s birthday. It was incredibly memorable. Must book!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 3 - 5 guests • Dinner • I'm flexible • French • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Howard H.
Mar 5, 2023
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Chef Hernandez was incredible. He came all the way to Tahoe to cook dinner for a group of us at our house, and it couldn't have gone better. In the weeks leading up to the event he was always very fast to respond, and he customized the menu to account for anyone's allergies, personal preferences, etc. When we told guests there would be a private chef, and showed them the menu, they LOVED it. It really added to the anticipation of the event. Then Chef Hernandez got there the night of, and blew everyone away. He and his assistant were on-time and totally professional. They brought everything they needed, including the plates (which was great because he had some really unique-looking pieces that made the whole thing feel special and very high-end). The food was out. of. this. world. And the experience was incredible too. Along the way he showed us what he was doing, told stories, and event added some theatrics to the process with lights, liquid nitrogen, and more. 11 out of 10, would absolutely recommend. I will work with him again for sure.

Details: Brunch / dinner party • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Dessert • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • Italian • Mexican / Latin American • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • French • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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